Shane McCrae

Shane McCrae is the author of Sometimes I Never Suffered. He has received an Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Lannan Literary Award, a NEA Fellowship, and a Whiting Writer’s Award. He teaches at Columbia University.
Two hands on a graphic black and white background. Illustration by Laura Padilla Castellanos
Poetry

Race in the Mind

Shane McCrae
June 28, 2021
Horace Pippin, Cabin in the Cotton, c. 1931–1937. From the Art Institute of Chicago.
Poetry

Jim Limber Burning Where No Fire Is

Shane McCrae
April 1, 2020
Image: Pair of Clappers, ca. 1353–1336 B.C., Hippopotamus ivory. From the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
Poetry

The Hastily Assembled Angel on Care and Vitality

Shane McCrae
April 1, 2020
A stack of old issues of The Yale Review. Courtesy Pentagram
Poetry

Between

Shane McCrae
November 1, 2017